What to expect
We know it can be confusing to go to a new place for the first time, so we want you to know what to expect. Here are answers to a few common questions.
When should I arrive?
We recommend you arrive 10-15 minutes before the service begins. This will give you plenty of time to grab some free food from our cafe, check your children into their class (if you choose to), and find a seat in the auditorium. Don't worry if you're running late! One of our volunteers will be happy to help you find a seat once the service begins.
What should I wear?
Wear whatever clothes you're comfortable in. At Bridgeway, you'll see people in jeans and t-shirts, some people dressed "business casual," and a few people in suits. Regardless of what you wear, you won't feel out of place.
Do you have anything for children?
We have classes for children from birth through 6th grade. Bridgeway Kids is a safe, positive, and nurturing environment free from fear and prejudice where children can grow spiritually. Our goal is to make Jesus central to everything we do. We want children to experience the love of Jesus and respond through authentic worship and obedience.
If you would like your children to participate in Bridgeway Kids, we recommend that you arrive 10-15 minutes early. Our volunteers at the Kids check-in area (just inside the front doors) will help you check in your kids for the first time and help you find their classes.
What is a service like?
The goal of our Sunday morning services is to glorify God by enjoying him and all that he is for us in Jesus.
We'll typically begin the service with one song and a prayer calling us to turn from the busyness of our lives and set our hearts and mind on Jesus. After a few announcements, we dedicate the first half of our service to the preaching of God's Word. We believe in expositional preaching—the passionate explanation and application of Scripture, verse by verse, book by book.
The rest of the service is dedicated to responding to the message through singing. This time is passionate and energetic. You may hear our band lead both traditional hymns and contemporary songs. There is also freedom in the way people express their love for God and gratitude for all he has done. Many will sing and raise their hands, others may sit quietly and meditate. You may even notice some people dancing or kneeling in prayer.
At the close of our time together, we provide an opportunity for people to receive prayer for whatever needs they may have or problems they may be facing. We believe God loves to show his power and goodness in response to prayer, so we expectantly pray for both physical and emotional healing.
On the last Sunday of each month, we celebrate the Lord's Supper together as a church family. Anyone who has put their trust and faith in Jesus for forgiveness and salvation is welcome to partake.
I'm a visiting church leader. Can I meet with someone from your team?
We love the opportunity to host leaders from other churches. We would be happy to introduce you to a member of our team who can meet with you on Sunday, give you a tour, and answer any questions that you have. If you are planning a visit, please email us.